These College Football Head Coach Salaries Rival Their NFL Counterparts

Jim Harbaugh – $7.5 Million

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Head Coach Jim Harbaugh is actually getting paid more by Michigan than he ever did in the NFL. He made $5 million a year as the head coach of the 49ers. When he and the team agreed to "mutually part ways," his alma mater made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

The signing of Harbaugh in 2015 came with high expectations. He was supposed to rejuvenate the once-proud program. He has mostly come through, although the Wolverines are still waiting to get into the college football playoff.